Telling the Greatest's Story

The Muhammad Ali Center’s exhibits are housed over three floors of the building, and take you from his humble beginnings in Louisville, Kentucky, through his life’s work and core principles. These stories are told through interactive pavilions, artifacts from the Champ’s life and career, and many interactive experiences. Below is just a sample of what’s on offer.


Immersive permanent exhibits exploring Muhammad Ali’s life and temporary exhibits inspiring us all to continue his humanitarian legacy.


“The Greatest” Timeline

Relive the triumphs and drama of Muhammad Ali’s unparalleled boxing career.
Permanent Exhibit

All Ali, All the Time

Grab a ringside seat to watch some of Muhammad Ali’s most famous fights.
Permanent Exhibit

Lighting the Way

Watch Ali lighting the Olympic cauldron and see his torch from this captivating appearance.
Permanent Exhibit

Six Core Principles

Explore and reflect on the set of six values that guided Muhammad Ali’s life.
Permanent Exhibit

Train with Ali

Test your boxing skills in a recreation of the Champ’s Deer Lake training camp.
Permanent Exhibit


Programs celebrating the changemakers of today and tomorrow, and highlighting the search for greatness in everyone.


Shining A Light: Women in Sports Opening Day

Grand opening for the 2024 Shining A Light series featuring Women in Sports.
March 8, 2024

Empowering Dyslexic Thinking in Kentucky

Join Made By Dyslexia and the Muhammad Ali Center to ignite powerful change through dyslexic thinking.
March 21, 2024

Legacy Youth Summit (Youth Rights Conference)

High school students can learn about social issues and making change in this FREE conference hosted by the Muhammad Ali Council of Students.
March 23, 2024

Community Free Day

Enjoy free admission to the Muhammad Ali Center during our Community Free Day this April.
April 6, 2024

Daughters of Greatness: Yvette Gentry

Gentry has been serving as the Director of Resident and Community Safety for LDG Development since July 2022.
April 12, 2024

Daughters of Greatness: Whitney Austin

Whitney cofounded Whitney/Strong with her husband, an organization focused on finding common ground to end gun violence.
June 7, 2024

Daughters of Greatness: Marissa Castellanos

Marissa Castellanos is Founder and Director of The Coterie, providing technical assistance and resources relating to anti-human trafficking.
September 13, 2024

Past Events

Some of our previously held programs at the Muhammad Ali Center.


Daughters of Greatness: Laura Douglas

Laura Douglas is a highly respected leader from Louisville in corporate, legal, education, and social justice communities.
February 16, 2024

Muhammad Ali's Birthday

Celebrate Muhammad Ali's Birthday at the Ali Center!
January 17, 2024

Teaching Black History in KY: Professional Development Workshop

The Muhammad Ali Center and the Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky are hosting a free Professional Development Workshop on MLK ...
January 15, 2024

Community Free Day

Enjoy free admission to the Muhammad Ali Center for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 15, 2024

Daughters of Greatness:
Adria Johnson

The Muhammad Ali Center is honoring a leader in the Louisville community and friend of the Center, Adria Johnson. Johnson currently serves as ...
November 17, 2023

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards 2023

The 10th annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will take place Saturday, November 4, and boasts another esteemed panel of honorees.
November 4, 2023

Artist in Action: Nikki Douglas

Join us for our FREE Artist in Action event featuring Louisville artist Nikki Douglas from the We Don't Wither exhibition.
October 28, 2023

Artist in Action: Morgan McGill

Join us for our FREE Artist in Action event featuring Louisville artist Morgan McGill from the We Don't Wither exhibition.
September 30, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Dr. Helene Gayle

Dr. Gayle embodies everything a Daughter of Greatness can be. She is being honored for her leadership at Spelman College, the Bill & Melinda ...
September 15, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Lonita Baker

Attorney Lonita Baker champions legal equality and represented Breonna Taylor’s family in their landmark settlement with Louisville.
June 2, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Betty Winston Baye

Journalist Betty Winston Baye’s contributions to black storytelling in and out of Muhammad Ali's hometown make her a Daughter of Greatness.
April 14, 2023

Daughters of Greatness: Deborah Douglas

Acclaimed author Debroah Douglas is celebrated for creating the first-ever travel guide to follow the official Civil Rights trail in the South.
March 17, 2023

Digital Exhibitions

The Muhammad Ali Center features digital collections exploring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.

In the Face of Adversity

Visit a highly publicized time of The Champ's life, told with items from our collection.

Pugilist, Painter, Poet, Performer

Many titles have described Ali, but none of them capture all the facets of his personality.

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